Bruce Anderson - Extension Forage Specialist

Bruce Anderson

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Work Keim Hall (KEIM) 314
Lincoln NE 68583-0915
US
Work 402-472-6237 On campus, dial 2-6237

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Insects Causing Problems for Alfalfa

June 22, 2017
If you’re seeing slow regrowth or weak alfalfa seedlings, it's time to get in the field and scout for the cause, most likely insects at this time of year. Nebraska growers have been reporting all kinds of insects causing problems.

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Forages May be the Answer if Replant Options are Limited

June 16, 2017
If your post-storm replant options are limited, check previously applied herbicide labels & consider planting forages.

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Options for Forage Following Wheat

June 16, 2017
If you still have good moisture after wheat harvest, planting a forage crop may be a good option.

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Hastening Hay Dry-Down

May 25, 2017

Nebraska has faced less than optiumum weather for making hay the last couple of weeks. While the continued rains are obviously a problem, cool, cloudy days are also an issue. 

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Plan the Timing of Grass Hay Harvest

May 24, 2017

Native meadows will soon start growing rapidly and bromegrass is about to head out.  Here are some tips to make your grass hay suitable for your animals.

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Time To Fertilize Warm-Season Grasses

May 24, 2017

Warm-season grasses provide good pasture and hay and use soil nutrients efficiently. If you can benefit from extra growth, fertilize now, in late May, for higher yields. 

Where you have moisture, these grasses will begin growing rapidly as soil and air temperature increase.  Adding nitrogen now will help these grasses produce extra hay or grazing.

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Raise Cutting Height When First Alfalfa Harvest Is Delayed

May 24, 2017

Rain has delayed the first alfalfa cutting for many folks. If you haven’t taken the first cutting yet, you may want to make some adjustments in how you cut it. Even if it is not blooming heavily, you might be surprised to find it already has started to grow your next cutting.

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Time First Alfalfa Cutting to Best Fit Your Needs

May 12, 2017
Timing of hay harvest is important whether your needs are for high quality or for high yield. With alfalfa becoming ready to cut soon this spring, don’t miss your best time.

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